Background of Pavena Foundation for Children and Women
“Since 1988, I began my political role as a member of the House of Representatives. My first intention to serve the public was to visit “Kredtrakarn Home," the official place serves as a Rehabilitation center for children and women experienced swindling and forced to prostitute. The center provides mental health rehabilitation together with the education and occupational training for them. So one day I visited the place which still fresh in my memory, I met a girl with about 11 years old was sitting and knitting. Well, I gave her the question "How did you get to this place?" So the girl answered me "My step-father traded me to the brothel and the police saved me and brought me here, ma'am." The moment I heard that I felt shocked, as a mother who loves my child as the apple of my eyes and nurtures our child with love and cherish. Contrarily, for the thing that happened to just only 11 years old girl made me cry.
After that, I went back to the center and saw many of the children who are in the same position as the girl I met before. I just though over and over, I hadn't known how cruel that their life would experience. Since then, I with my strong intention as part of the representative, besides to serve the country in legislation duty I will dedicate myself to work for children and women, as well. So that, I enrolled to be part of any committees related to the children and women matter. Nonetheless, I thought that effort would be just the theory-practice since there's no any proper and severe action to deal with the problem I had concerned. In particular, this kind of work requires the cooperation of both the government and private section and any good citizen.
Therefore, I was appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office to be Chairman of the Accelerating and Coordinating Committee, Youth, Government, and Private sector Operations under the Prime Minister’s Office. I set up the “special unit" to take charge in any mission to aid the children and women who experience any types of violence and cruelness solemnly and continually resulted in good objectification. Consequently, the numbers of the victim had come to ask for help increased by leaps and bounds. However, the "Special Unit" that was set up following to the government authorization is varied from the political divergence. Hence, it is not accord with my determination to provide the aid to the misfortune children and women sustainably and not require any official and political attachment for this duty.
Even if the Special Unit under supporting of the government was over for a long time but the work to provide the aid to children and women who faces any kinds of violence and harassment has continued. I, with a strong will, founded the special unit called "Pavena Hongsakul" to take action for this mission and asked for the cooperation from the official units and private section to support the victims from that time on.